Tevi Unveils Top Five

Texas DE prospect Sam Tevi doesn't have the major in-state looks he would like to have, but his recruitment has still taken off over the spring, landing more than 10 offers during the evaluation period. With summer right around the corner, he unveiled which schools are standing out and which he will take a closer look at.

Boise State, Utah State, Houston, Washington and Arizona State have all been by Euless (Tx.) Trinity High School among others recently to see Sam Tevi.

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end prospect has landed offers from double-digit programs in the process, though he is still looking to add a few more to the list this summer.

"I have offers from Purdue, Utah State, UNT, Washington, Arkansas, Syracuse, Houston, Utah, New Mexico State, Arizona State and Texas Tech," said Tevi.

With dreams of playing in the SEC or in the state of Texas, the camp circuit will be critical in him landing offers from schools that are hesitant at this time. It could also mean a position switch despite minimal familiarity on the offensive line.

"OleMiss is recruiting me as an offensive tackle, Arizona State too, "said Tevi, who doesn't have a preference on what position he ends up playing. "I've been playing defense my whole life; I'm not really familiar with the offensive side of the ball."

"I'm thinking about going to a couple of camps and unofficial visits," he continued. "For camps, I'll probably go to Utah in the next two weeks, and then I'll go out to Arizona State. I'll probably go to Florida and Texas Tech for unofficial visits."

Along with his travel plans, the biggest news from the holiday weekend was when Tevi revealed his top five, though he maintained that the list isn't final.

"I already started cutting down on some of the schools," he said. "My top five is Utah, Utah State, Arizona State, Arkansas and Boise State.

"Boise State is recruiting me hard, but they haven't offered me yet…it's just a top five for right now."

An offer from Boise or from one of the SEC schools could change things up, but no matter where he lands, Tevi says he will bring the same intensity to that school.

"I'm going to work my butt so I can become the best player they ever had or the best kid they ever had off the field," he added.

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